News: Government

KidSport program contributes $27 million in payment of sport club fees

The Western Australian Government's KidSport program to help lower-income families get their children involved in organised sport has hit a $27 million milestone, with more than 80,000…

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Mar 19, 2019 Finance / Government / Sport /


Study to test feasibility of Adelaide hosting 2026 Commonwealth Games

The South Australian Government has officially launched a feasibility study into the prospect of Adelaide hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The study will address potential economic…

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Mar 18, 2019 Events / Government / Sport /


Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Chief Executive appointment receives mixed reaction

Josh Thomas, a former policy adviser to multiple Liberal party environment ministers has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).…

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Mar 17, 2019 Environment / Government /


‘End of the Road’ for legal obstacles aimed at halting demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium

A last-ditch attempt to prevent the demolition of Sydney's Allianz Stadium failed today after advocacy body Local Democracy Matters group lost its latest legal appeal. The NSW Land and…

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Mar 15, 2019 Government / Legal / Sport / Venues /


Tourist levy proposed to help protect Queenstown community wellbeing

Known as New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ and attracting 3.3 million visitors each year, officials in Queenstown are proposing the introduction of a $7.50 per visitor…

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Mar 13, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Drowning detection system to be rolled out at Singapore’s 11 public pools

Following an extensive trial, national agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) is to progressively implement the Poseidon Drowning Detection System at all its 11 public competition pools and 28…

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Mar 13, 2019 Aquatics / Government / Safety /


Tully Showgrounds receive funding for Sporting complex

The $7.1 million Tully Multi-Use Sporting Complex project is to receive $3 million from the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions (BoR) program, with…

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Mar 13, 2019 Finance / Government / Parks / Recreation / Sport /


Queensland Government claims Gold Coast open space will rival New York Central Park

Following a week in which Queensland Government ministers have claimed that the Gabba is the "best stadium in the world" and that their new safety regulations will be the…

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Mar 11, 2019 Design / Environment / Government / Parks / Recreation /


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